OIT Training Instructor Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
Getting to Know Canvas

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The focus of this workshop is to provide participants with an overview of the features and functions of Canvas. Faculty interested in moving their courses to Canvas for Fall 2016 will be provided with simple steps to make the transition. Additionally, participants will be provided with paper and online resources to assist in moving to Canvas.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Featured Workshop
Open Consultations for Transition to Canvas

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We're holding "office hours!" No appointment is necessary; just bring your questions about moving your courses to the new Canvas learning management system.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Featured Workshop
TurningPoint Clickers (Basics and Transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud (6))

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Below are some of the benefits faculty have identified using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement. Effective Summer 2016, UTK will be transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud (6) which will continue to feature polling with hand-held and mobile devices, but with a secure, centralized, cloud-based management of course, rosters and assessment data.

Benefits:
• Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
• Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhwere and ResponseCard Anywhere
• Self-paced polling options
• Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: smartphone, tablet, or a laptop computer
• Integration with Blackboard Grade Center
• Less overall cost for students

OIT and Turning Technologies provide training for all current and interested clicker technology faculty. If you'd like to use clickers in your class, you must receive training on the TurningPoint Cloud (6) system. Be sure to bring your laptop to the training. You should also contact the UT Bookstore to place your clicker order. If you have any questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Adobe Captivate Interactive Practice and Assessment Templates

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Create engaging interactive practice and assessment activities with Adobe Captivate templates to deliver in class or on multiple devices (computer, iPad, phone).

The focus includes an overview of how to use Captivate templates to design and develop interactive practice and assessment activities. The workshop will include samples of work that participants can then use to follow the visual process steps to create their own activities to include in Online@UT, their own classroom website, classroom presentations, etc.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

BYOD wirelessly with Wolfvision Cynap

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Available in some classrooms across campus, the Wolfvision Cynap allows instructors and students to wirelessly connect to the Cynap to present, annotate, record, and take notes. The Cynap works with most devices including Android or iPad tablets, smart phones, and laptops. Students can record the stream of the presentation on their devices. The instructor can also control who can present, making student presentations easy to connect. Come learn about the future of your classroom as these devices are installed in more rooms each year.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Camtasia for Mac

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Using Camtasia for Mac, you can create an online instructional video, that includes a digital recording of a computer screen, such as a course site tour, web-based application demonstration, Excel spreadsheet tutorial, or PowerPoint presentation. You will learn how to record your actions on the screen, record audio and webcam video, and do basic editing of the recorded media. Then you will polish the video with zoom-in effects, text callouts, highlights, and other enhancements. The options for sharing the video online will be discussed. NOTE: For an individual consultation, instructors, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk (865-974-9900).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Camtasia for Windows 1 (Creating Online Instructional Video on Windows PC)

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This hands-on workshop will guide you through the steps of creating an online instructional video that includes digital recording of a computer screen. Using Camtasia, you can create a web page demonstration, course site tour, learning guide, exam review, or slide presentation. You will learn how to record your interaction with a website, add audio to the recording, and do basic editing of the content. Then you will polish the video with zoom-in effects, text callouts, highlights, and other enhancements. The options for sharing the video through Online@UT, iTunesU, and mobile devices will be discussed. NOTE: For a learning session on Camtasia for Mac and for an individual consultation, instructors, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk (865-974-9900).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Captivate 1 (Hands-On With Adobe Captivate: Going Beyond PowerPoint)

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How can you turn a PowerPoint presentation into a self-contained online learning module in which students interact with the content through hyperlinks and quizzes? Come to this workshop and learn how to use Adobe Captivate (Windows only) to create an online interactive learning module that contains slides, images, screenshots, video, audio, captions, hyperlinks, and self-testing quiz questions. You will then post the module either to a Blackboard course site or to your personal UT web space. Participants should be proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Cloud Storage Options at UTK (Faculty / Staff Focused)

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive with emphasis on uses for faculty and staff.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Creating Accessible Documents on a Mac

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for the Mac users of MS Office 2011.

Instructors, if the time of the workshop does not suit your schedule, please contact OIT HelpDesk, and we will schedule a consultation with you.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Accessible One-Shot Videos

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OneShot video is a simple way for you to produce a short (10 minutes or less) single-topic video using your own available video capture technology (e.g., camera, mobile phone, iPad, tablet). You hit Record, speak in front of the camera, and press Stop. There is no editing. Upload the video to YouTube or another video sharing site. Done! A One-Shot video is dynamic, engaging, lets your students see you, and appeals to the current video culture.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Creating Video with a Mobile Device and SWIVL

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Using a mobile device to record audio, and the SWIVL robot to track movement, you can record just a segment or an entire class lecture, create a short instructional video, or practice your content/presentation delivery. Participants will learn to create their own video, apply minimal editing, and then upload content to a video sharing site. Bring your own tablet or Smartphone, or an iPad will be provided.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty- or Staff-focused Lucky 7 - Requested topic

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This workshop can be customized to meet your department's or group's needs.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Implementing the UTK Search Engine in Your Website

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We have a Google Search Appliance that indexes and allows us to search UT electronic content. It can be used for UT Web content, and it has the capability to index other forms of electronic content such as databases. We will provide a tutorial on the options you can utilize for providing search of your electronic content and utilizing it to search. This will be hands on and you will build your own simple web search interfaces varying the type of content you wish to search and the different forms of results you wish to provide. NOTE: Although this workshop is tagged "Faculty / Staff," it is appropriate for and open to Researchers and Students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Improving Your Web Pages' Visibility in Search Engine Results (SEO)

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your web site involves structuring your site in a manner that makes it easier for users to locate your web content. It allows users to find what they are searching for, accurately and quickly. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization: crawlers, relevance values, structure, etc. With you, we will evaluate your web site and make suggestions for optimizing your content for search engines. We will go over some of the tools used for this process and you will use them hands on.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
iPad 2 (Mobile Learning for the Classroom)

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Take an iPad or tablet out for a spin! This class will be driven by you! What do you want to do? Become more efficient? Have interactivity? Learn organization tips? Engage students beyond the class? Discuss what enhancements are available for iPads and tablets? See the changes with iOS7? In this Level 2 class, participants will discover mobile technologies for creating and storing course content while adding collaboration and interaction to the teaching and learning environment.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
iPad 3 (Make It & Take It)

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Participants will experience and develop presentations created with Doceri and Nearpod apps for course content as well as class presentation and engagement. They will also practice recording presentations with the iPad.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
iPads and Instruction

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Take an iPad out for a spin! This class will be driven by you! What do you want to do? Become more efficient with your iPad? Add interactivity to your class? Learn organization tips? Engage your students? In this class, participants will discover and discuss mobile technologies for creating and storing course content while adding collaboration and interaction to the teaching and learning environment.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Mobile Learning In and Out of Class (Make It, Take It)

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Participants will experience and develop presentations using iPad apps for course content, class presentation, collaboration and engagement. An Apple iPad 3 or higher is required. If you do not have an iPad, one will be provided.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Office 365 Overview (Faculty / Staff focused)

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Office 365 is available for all students, faculty & staff. The Web-based Office suite provides the normal office apps and others such as SharePoint and OneDrive. We provide an overview of these applications and how you might use them to collaborate with other students, faculty or staff in online meetings, Group sites or co-authoring documents. Video file storage is available now too!

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
OIT New Staff Orientation

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OIT New Staff Orientation -- this section is limited to OIT new hires.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 01 (Introduction to Online@UT - Blackboard Learn) - online version

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This course is an online self-paced version of Online@UT 1 (Introduction to Online@UT) Please note that while our registration system requires a date for all courses, the displayed date does not apply to online courses, as they are available anytime, anywhere. Shortly after completing registration, you will receive an email with the information needed to get started.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
PowerPoint for Faculty: PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations on Windows PC

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THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding audio to a slide presentation adds teaching and learning value to PowerPoint. Instructors can create short online lectures and exam study guides. Students can present their individual and collaborative projects to the class at a distance. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a PowerPoint 2013 presentation with audio narration on a Windows PC, convert it to a video using the PPT built-in converter, and then share the video online. Participants should be proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Prezi for Faculty 1 (Basics)

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Prezi is a cloud-based presentation and storytelling software tool that allows the presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a wide virtual canvas rather than going linearly from slide to slide in a traditional presentation. Prezis can make your presentations more visually appealing while also making it easy for multiple presenters to collaborate on one presentation.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Prezi Tips for Conferences

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The focus of this workshop is to use Prezi for preparing conference presentations. Prezi allows presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a virtual canvas and makes your presentation more visually appealing. This workshop will show you how to share your Prezi with other collaborators, download a Prezi for use when you have limited access to the internet, and see how to create infographics using Prezi.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Removing Barriers: Creating More Accessible Word, PowerPoint, and PDF Files Using Office 2013 (Windows)

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge, positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for those using Office 2013 in a Windows environment. tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Documents (Creating, Editing, Sharing and Co-authoring)

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This class focuses strictly on using SharePoint to collaborate on documents. Participants will learn how to access their MySite, upload documents to a library, change document permissions, modify and coauthor documents owned by other users, enable office web apps, turn on versioning, and create and modify document library views on SharePoint pages. Participants will work with the instructor and each other to explore many of the features available with document libraries.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Lists (Manage Projects and Organize Processes)

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With SharePoint Lists in your skillset, you'll have a powerful new approach for departmental, project, and resource management — and you'll be able to customize your own solutions as well. In the workshop, we'll be creating:
  • Project task lists -- bring order to a department or unit workload
  • Adjustments to List Settings -- to give you a high degree of control
  • List columns -- pull data from another SharePoint list in the same site (lookup columns) or run simple calculations (calculated columns)
  • Customized Views -- drill down to the data you really need
  • Web parts for displaying a list on your homepage or landing page

This is an introductory workshop – complex lists may require the SharePoint Designer software, which will not be covered here.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

SharePoint Overview

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SharePoint is a Microsoft technology that provides organizations with a web-based platform for content management, information-sharing, communication, collaboration, and much more. At UT, SharePoint will begin as a web site (utspaces,) for faculty and staff. These are individual web sites that allow users to maintain their web presence at UT. The utspaces sites have many features that allow users to communicate, share documents, access colleagues’ utspaces sites, and much more. OIT Training has developed training classes to help you take advantage of the capabilities of and enjoy your interaction with SharePoint. This class will help you gain a thorough understanding of the SharePoint interface and will help you get started with your own site development.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Permissions (Handling Confidential Data)

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The information in this class will enable users to effectively secure data within their SharePoint sites. Participants will gain an understanding of the vast number of options SharePoint provides for granting access to the resources stored within their SharePoint accounts. These resources include sites, lists, libraries, and even individual items within those libraries. SharePoint supports the control of access via the University’s active directory, anonymous users, and the ability to create custom users and groups. SharePoint includes more than 30 permissions types that can be used to define who has access to your resources and how those resources can be used.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Teaching in a Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) 1

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Technology Enhanced Classrooms exist all over campus. This demonstration and hands-on class serves as an introduction to the different types of technology that can be found within these classrooms. Technology demonstrated includes SMART Boards/SMART Podiums and/or Epson Interactive Projectors, SMART Notebook software, document cameras, and the system control panels used to control the room. Participants will learn how to connect their computers to the system and how to use some of the features of the SMART Notebook software. Participants are asked to bring their laptops with them to the class.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
TurningPoint Clickers 2 (Advanced Uses)

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Since Fall 2009, UTK has been using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement.

Some of the benefits faculty have identified include:

  • Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
  • Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhere and ResponseCard Anywhere
  • Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: cell phone, PDA, or a laptop computer
  • Integration with Blackboard Grade Center
  • No student registration purchase
  • Less overall cost for students


SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Using Skype for Business for Online Office Hours (faculty/staff focused)

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Faculty can use this IM/video conference/online meeting tool to interact and collaborate with students. You get everything you need for conversations in one app—IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing. And because Skype for Business and Office work together, it’s simple to collaborate right from your Office apps. You can schedule meetings and see IM history in Outlook, start meetings from apps like Word or PowerPoint online and meet across platforms to present content, share a whiteboard, slide presentation, computer screens, and even poll the audience.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.